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islam as law looks about to take hold in egypt following the final round of voting on a new constitution opponents are accusing the muslim brotherhood of breaking the ballot to cement its power. in the primary school kelli zink navigates part fear is debate over whether america's love of guns has gone too far with manning demanding stricter control over those who can bear arms. bahrain sees more of police brutality and arrest for speaking out as the opposition described the situation in the gulf kingdom as its worst political crisis. and tit for tat lawmakers in moscow give the go ahead to ban u.s.
adoptions of russian children in response to washington slapping sanctions on russian officials. also its tyranny is russian and he europe while spaniards see though over a hated budget strikes in greece put a damper on a credit rating on the right. it is one of the on the russian capital you're watching r t i'm reading joshie. earlier results from the final round of voting in edge of struggled referendum suggest the new constitution is likely to pass follows nearly a month of protest where the latest violent al break being in the country's second largest city of alexandria journalist bill drew has more from the capital cairo. the results are in for egypt's contentious constitutional referendum egypt appears
to voted for the constitution sixty four percent say yes. thirty six percent have said no this comes after mass to send in the streets across the country with a cast three weeks against this constitution opposition forces say for the presidential dictatorship and was drafted by an islamist dominated assembly of the twenty seven governors that went to vote in the last week only three voted against the constitution. this in the last round is largely due to the fact that in the last seventeen governments there were two votes a large amount of them are rural governorates who with large muslim brotherhood supports places their opposition forces for their part to say that the reason it is a yes is because of electoral violations they say they've seen a number of instances a possible vote rigging including missing judges and so on supervised polling stations missing ballot papers stuffed ballot boxes and also campaigning by the mr
brotherhood groups also ultra conservative salafist groups with in the polling stations telling people to vote yes the biggest news of the day however is the resignation of the vice president mohamed mackey this is largely seen to be perhaps because in the draft constitution as it currently stands there is no post for the vice president this comes in the background of deepening violence across the country on friday we saw clashes between rival protest groups limits rallies in egypt second city exams in support of the constitution there was rock throwing and also burning of cars the police had to intervene would take us back comes just one week after similar clashes and xandra and of course three weeks after very bloody scenes here in the capital cairo we saw ten people die when rival protests. for
outside the presidential punished with a deepening political crisis in ninety started talking down now the constitution is likely to be put in place we can only expect dissent from the street and possible violence across the country well as canary blogger a journalist and an opponent of the new constitution explains why he thinks the document is flawed i did vote myself and i voted no for the constitution and i think the vote this vote is not about the constitution but about the legitimacy of the muslim brotherhood and the direction they're taking the country the constitution itself is a very flawed it takes away more freedoms it gives police powers to detain people for more than twelve hours or twelve hours and cement the military role in egypt something unprecedented in all of egypt's constitutions the numbers so far in the past results have indicated that this constitution will pass the amount of voting
illegal irregularities confirm that and the regime is determined as well to to let the. living alone on the revolutions and israel scrambles to secure its future as a maelstrom of uprisings leaves the jewish state surrounded by and less than friendly neighbors that's coming up shortly here in r.t. . now a moment's silence and the last victim laid to rest it's one week since twenty children and six down at a connecticut primary school were killed and one of the worst mass shootings in american history the tragedy has sparked fears debate on gun control laws with many saying it's too easy for the public to access military grade weapons. found out if america is now ready to change its treasured second amendment. a week after the tragedy at the elementary school in newtown president obama made the same pledge as when he became president four years ago to try and get assault weapons off the
streets of the u.s. it's a pledge he has failed to deliver on this is not the first issue the first incident with gun violence of your four years. but the administration indicates this time it's different this time they're serious it will take commitment and compromise and most of all the. break taking place of the.
more guns. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. constitutional lawyer roger pilon things along the same lines and suggest arming teachers to prevent massacres like the one in newtown connecticut you're always going to have people who are going to be doing these kinds of evil deeds what you need to do is protect yourself against the weapons in schools and you go to a movie theater you have to carry a gun because there there will be there maybe someone with a semiautomatic you know wiping out the entire theater as we have seen is that what you're suggesting. where do you put it provoking to flee like that what i'm suggesting on the people movie theater just because the police cannot be everywhere there almost three hundred million privately owned firearms in the u.s.
around ten thousand americans die in gun violence every year the gun murder rate in the u.s. is almost twenty times higher than in the next twenty two richest and most populous nations combined we have three hundred million guns in america but also the population of three hundred million people so it's one gun per person and it's more guns are actually the solution to deterring shootings of any time it would have this problem in the first place the gun adam lanza used to kill twenty young children and six adults of the sandy hook elementary school was an a r fifteen semiautomatic rifle it's a military style rifle that can shoot speed in the last two adams mother who he also murdered nancy lanza a teacher at the same elementary school owned six guns numerous types of assault weapons are readily available for purchase in the u.s. at gun stores at gun shows and online after the newtown tragedy many americans are
calling for change again. make it inherently make it worth something we could meet . because you can't prove you could create previous meaningful attempts to change hit a wall and that wall is the second amendment of the constitution the right of the people to bear arms skeptics say the most the administration can do is require background checks at gun shows but again adam lanza's mother a teacher at an elementary school would have probably passed any of those checks and her military style rifle would have ended up in the hands of her son anyway that constitutional lawyer i spoke to seemed very certain that nothing major is going to change when it comes to gun laws in america does that mean more massacres like the tragedy newtown in washington i'm going to shut down. my brain has seen massive anti-government protests this week with the opposition saying the country suffering the worst political crisis in its modern history and hughes the model t.
of gagging the voice of the people was one of the top activists arrested and charged for tweeting about monday's rally them and report about police using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators the marquis has repeatedly been criticized by human rights groups for its crackdown on the opposition movement eighty people have been killed thousands arrested and some reportedly tortured during the almost two years of unrest the same dollars from americans for democracy and human rights and a range as there's only the luzhin of pressure on the kingdom. but recently they came under tremendous pressure from the united states to open up their political systems to start a serious to reform the political situation however no such serious steps has been taken for example we still see attacks on peaceful protests we still see political prisoners released torture still taken place human rights violations are taking place on the only basis that is a clear double standard when it comes to u.s.
foreign policy in the region especially. and syria where the rise violations are committed and behind on daily basis however we hear no condemn nation from the united states while israel's aggressive settlement policy has left it isolated on the world stage the arab spring has lavish short of fran's in the middle east surrounded now by a less than welcoming islamist governments some israelis remember fondly when despots ruled the region artie's policy or reports. there's a storm brewing in the middle east and it's leaving a chill in the hearts of most israelis say what you might about the arab spring it poses an obvious problem for tel aviv they mean and so we've seen just a few weeks ago. plenty of missiles falling on israel form a radical. i dream and we see. already the
beginning of maybe a attrition war in the golan heights we see plenty of the angels in the mediterranean sea israel's backyard has become a lot more dangerous in the last two years weapons from libya are leaking across borders and landing in the hands of unknown militant groups the trouble ahead is symbolized by the muslim brotherhood sweep to power in egypt from this rally in june and ominous promise by the movement to make sure i'm not crying for the capital at a minimum what will see is the free flow of weapons money and supplies from egypt into the gaza strip we will see egyptian volunteers going into gaza strip to fight that's the minimum moving up from there the possibility of egypt israel war is by no means impossible but it was democracy that both the muslim brotherhood to power and our deal both israel and the west came to sponsor but both are now waking up to the reality that things might in fact have been better under the previous
dictatorships at least for them we had a difficult situation but at least we had the contact you know with the leadership secondly personally was committed to the peace process the situation today is that we are confronting a new president who belongs to a certain institution a certain movement which do not believe in the right of israel for existence. israeli leaders know all too well that whatever friendships however useful they have with arab leaders it doesn't alter the basic threat posed by an arab awakening that in most countries is empowering militant islamic groups we will expect that these governments when when they will will but pressure not only on the friends of we feel also this. the new changes in the board democracy is that is emerging in the arab world will have
a tremendous challenges and. in order to maintain. law and order to establish a real democracy they need some time but elevate fears that in the time it takes for that democracy to really take root and for the arab public perhaps one day to accept a jewish state relations with its arab neighbors will get far worse before they get better the challenge now for israeli leadership is twofold to avoid inflaming arab public opinion while protecting israel and also to counter the growing to space many israelis feel of a growing isolation in an increasingly volatile neighborhood policy r.t. tell of of our christmas on the streets literally we report on words hit the whole of america splashes our billions of christmas decorations and tensile and after a short break.
it's perched atop a giant rock and the view from the ball scrubland stretches as far as the eye can see. for a city that chilled or siberia for centuries. it lost its economic importance even before it was bypassed by the chance i bear in railway but the ball's cremains a spiritual center. was scenes like these are a yearly occurrence thousands of all the docks worshippers themselves implicity water to commemorate the baptism of jesus. in the fifteen eighties the russians had only just conquered siberia taking it from the muslims startles surrounded by enemies the balls was to be their stronghold constructed on top of an all the city but soon enough it became an economic hub
siberian fire was the oil of its time bringing in a third of all. put the ball scrimmage location head of the feds for the russians are the russian the crowd who had a revolt against the czar and eight hundred twenty five known as the decembrists worse than hair and drove there they created a replica high society adopting the latest fashions as soon as they came out or at least once they made it from paris to siberia but the city also served up some bitter irony. aleutian. this is the office was nicholas the second spend most of the last year of his life his whole family had been exiled here they had a fairly comfortable existence this was a big house but they weren't allowed to see visitors or go outside themselves whilst leaving this ordinary normal countryside lifestyle they even had those with skate but within the yeah and his family would be dead.
run i'm a little. moscow russia is one step closer to imposing a total ban on adoptions of its children by u.s. citizens as the lower house of parliament has given the green light to the motion. the ban is part of why don't legislation targeting those who abuse the rights of russians abroad moscow is responding to washington's travel and financial restrictions on russian officials suspected of involvement in the death of lawyer sergey magnitsky he died in custody during a massive tax fraud investigation three years ago president vladimir putin however says the u.s. lacks the moral standing to cuse others of human rights violations. our us are partners and their lawmakers say they're concerned about human rights in our
prisons that's fine of course but there are plenty of issues they have themselves ghraib and guantanamo where for thirty years people have been detained without charge it's inconceivable prisoners walk around in chains like in the middle ages legalized torture inside their own country if something like that happened here it would cause an international. in the us we've heard plenty of the promises to close guantanamo but it's still there it's still operating maybe there is still torture going on there is no secret cia has anyone brought to account and they're pointing out is our problems well thank you we're aware of that making this the ground for passing an anti-abortion laws it's something else and we have a no way provoked such action and we the statement comes as part of
a lot of reports and of your q. and a marathon with the media will be bringing you more highlights after twelve am g.m.t. . griese a little lie this week but ultimately if you felt like celebrating athens was given its first credit rating boost since the crisis began but a general strike over theory measures cut any merriment short on top of that four of the biggest greek banks have come out asking for a twenty seven billion euro bailout meanwhile in spain protesters held a mock funeral for the conference budget after the government approved drastic new cuts thousands of doctors policemen and public sector workers staged a near daily protest over. investment advisor patrick young says a lot of the blame lies with madrid. the truth is there is no money to pay all of these nurses and doctors there is no money for this lavish government infrastructure it has to be privatized sold off there have to be salvaged because
truly spain has spent the last decade living on the never never it was built on the back of a huge property bubble the bubble was unsustainable nobody managed to manage stuff and unfortunately while we can obviously say it's a tragedy for the poor independent health care professionals there's just no way to manage to find the money to pay them in modern spain or the government that has effectively in an overall majority they can do absolutely anything they want and they seem to be absolutely determined to do more or less nothing and it's really a tragedy because they're not helping the spanish economy and they're not helping the people either the spirit of christmas isn't just a good feeling it's a multi-billion dollar industry tensile decorations all make for a pretty sight but sometimes they obscure those less fortunate are these more important reports from new york. a match in a country with no homeless people i know it's not the most festive or jolly like question to ask during the holiday season but see here in the u.s. nearly six hundred and thirty four thousand people went homeless last year and as
it turns out just a sliver of the money american spent on blinking lights tinsel bright stars and shiny presents could actually. epidemic. is. it is a waste. there is only what is a waste. decoration you kidding me. imagine how much they could do for the low with low income housing with that kind of money that's what people need housing is all for show us and a lot a lot of very desperate people on the streets in new york texas wherever i mean it's it really is a sad situation and i think we can all do better you know maybe sometimes people go a little overboard and all be in the christmas spirit but i guess there's other things that you could be doing with your money six billion dollars spent just on
lights and all and all that because people want to get into the spirit right and they want to forget about all the ugliness in the world and that's not right they need to remember the homelessness well we came here for this time and we're all wrapped up in it but when you point that out it's a shame you know top white house officials say that the government would need an annual budget of twenty billion dollars to effectively eliminate homelessness by twenty twenty of top four of the obama. ever even though that money sounds like a lot we should put it into perspective according to the national retail federation american spends more than six billion dollars on christmas decorations last year and holiday sales reached a reported four hundred and seventy billion dollars so in this season of giving as americans are spending in the cloud up holiday spirit they could essentially be fury of huge social problem that continues to plague the nation reporting from new
york marina for not artsy. ron just a few minutes our team mates with some of russia's most outstanding paralympic athletes to hear their stories of courage and success in the face of great on's. on the edge of human capabilities. struggling with pain and dreams to. lay out to become the first. four years old in the. least be told language. programs and documentaries in arabic
it's all here on all t.v. reporting from the world talks books fifty yard p. interviews intriguing stories for you here. in troy arabic to find out more visit arabic don't teach dog called. deadly rivals for decades. if you had fifteen thousand. people killing each other in any other country there would be diplomats there would be mediators of. self-imposed costs from society i will attack myself chemical attack my brother understand my contacts. going to be basically attack the cause of my anger and my frustration. that.
to teach. only. since childhood america has always stood out from his peers he hates losing and has never missed a single training session he came first in everything swimming ballroom dancing or chess at the age of sixteen started to lift weights four years later he took on the bronze medal in weightlifting from the london paralympics. coming in third place at
the olympic games was his first serious defeat. in the bronze medal for me was poor consolation because when you know that you really could do better but you could show a much better result of course that upsets you but i'm only twenty. those were my first paralympic games so the result was a good start and i must keep up this level and move forward to. avoid the i was born with a spinal injury when his mother was leaving the hospital they told her she had to do some special massages and he would be able to walk to help her son the dish to become a coach and adopted physical education every day they did special exercises hoping for a miracle however the boy could never stand on his feet to walk. it was very difficult
i had stupid thoughts in my head when we were at a hospital with him i even thought of jumping out the window with my son i even wished he was mentally handicapped so he would not understand that he could not walk but my husband told me think about what you are saying do you think you'll feel any better do you think you will feel any better. this is so we accepted the sad truth and began to fight. we have a grandfather saw it on t.v. . a vehicle powered by the arts and by it's a really special vehicle for people with leg disabilities. they used to ride it very often and he drove it literally everywhere but of. the many years his homemade hand bike to go to a regular school in russia children with disabilities received home schooling as a rule but for his parents it was a question of principle simply did not consider himself to be disabled who in the us.